Young Ukrainian phenom Karjakin is comfortably leading British former World Championship challenger Nigel Short by the score of 4.5-1.5 in a 10 game match.

GM Short (2655) – GM Karjakin (2727) [B23]
05.07.2008 / Match game 6

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nge2 Nf6 4.d3 Nc6 5.g3 g6 6.Bg2 Bg7 7.0–0 Rb8 8.a3 0–0 9.Be3 b5 10.Rb1 a5 11.a4 bxa4 12.Nxa4 Ne8 13.Qd2 Nd4 14.b3 Bd7 15.Bxd4 cxd4 16.Ra1 f5 17.Ra2 Qc7 18.Nb2 Rc8 19.Rc1 fxe4 20.dxe4 e5 21.Nd3 Nf6 22.c3 dxc3 23.Rxc3 Qb6 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.Rxa5 Qxb3 26.Qa2 Qxa2 27.Rxa2 Bb5 28.Rd2 Bh6 29.f4 Ra8 30.Bf3 Ra3 31.Ne1 d5 32.exd5 e4 33.Bg2 Bf8 34.d6 e3 35.Rb2 Ba6 36.Nc2 Rd3 37.Nb4 Rd2 38.Rxd2 exd2 39.Nc3 Be2 40.Nbd5 Kg7 41.Nxf6 Kxf6 42.Ne4+ Kg7 43.Nxd2 Bxd6 44.Kf2 Ba6 45.Ne4 Be7 46.Bf3 Bb7 47.Nc3 Bf6 48.Nb5 Bc8 49.Bd5 Bd7 50.Nd6 Be7 51.Nc4 g5 52.Kf3 gxf4 53.gxf4 Ba4 54.Ne3 Bc5 55.Ke4 Bxe3 56.Kxe3 Kf6 57.Ke4 Game drawn ½–½

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